After two years had passed, the king of Egypt dreamed that he was standing by the Nile River,
when seven cows, fat and sleek, came up out of the river and began to feed on the grass.
Then seven other cows came up; they were thin and bony. They came and stood by the other cows on the riverbank,
and the thin cows ate up the fat cows. Then the king woke up.
He fell asleep again and had another dream. Seven heads of grain, full and ripe, were growing on one stalk.
Then seven other heads of grain sprouted, thin and scorched by the desert wind,